It didn’t rank very high on the “seriousness” scale for police calls during the past week but it hit 10 on the “awwww factor” scale. Buford and Betty Mitchel looked in their front yard, 702 Ortega, Thursday to find an hours-old fawn huddled under a picket fence. The Mitchels called Fred Lankford (R), Rockdale animal control officer. Full Story
New superintendent will be named
Trustees interview five candidates; noon Tuesday session to vote on ‘finalist’
By Tuesday afternoon, the Rockdale ISD, and the community, should know who its new superintendent is.
Lee Jenkins, RISD board president, said the interview process to find a successor to Dr. Howell Wright concluded over the weekend and the board appears ready to name the “lone finalist” on Tuesday. Full Story
Sandow outage is over
Drew 1,000 workers
Rockdale’s biggest economic boost for 2013 has concluded.
A massive outage (down for maintenance) at both Sandow Power Units 4 and 5 has wrapped up and 1,000 temporary workers have mostly left town. Full Story
Art by Megan Pendergras
Art by Megan Pendergras, 2012-13 Milano High freshman. Full Story
Art by Alex Perez
Art by Alex Perez, a 2012-13 second-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
Grads urged ‘lift burdens of others’
Eighty-one RHS seniors ‘walk the walk’ on Friday
Helping to lift the burdens of others is one the ways to happiness after high school.
That’s the message brought by Dr. Kirk C. Edney, assistant professor in the Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Leadership and Communication brought to 82 graduating RHS seniors Friday at Tiger Field. Full Story
Leaving home to go home
Six years after hanging up her whistle, Havelka retires for good
For Janet Havelka, it’s time for retirement 2.0. Having stepped off the sidelines six years ago to become a full-time physical education teacher, Havelka has tendered her resignation from that position and is ready to take it easy. Full Story
Jenkins ready for third go-round at state finals
Milano’s Arledge siblings entered in five events
While Andrew Jenkins has already graduated, he will represent Rockdale High School just one more time.
The recent RHS grad earned his third trip to the Texas High School State Finals Rodeo in Abilene.
Jenkins captured the Region 10 championship in bareback riding to punch his ticket to the finals. Full Story
Hook shots and bean bag chairs
We’ve talked in this space about losing fathers. Losing mothers. Now, let’s talk about brothers.
Douglas Eric Randall left this world way too soon Thursday after suffering a heart attack at age 56, just two months after his mother Jo passed away. Full Story
Thorndale Chamber honors award winners
Betak, Arreola win scholarships
Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Open House was held May 28, at the TACC Building with a wonderful crowd of family and friends. Awards were presented to the following citizens: Full Story
Time to pay it off
I’m retired, and I have $400,000 in an IRA that’s earning 10 to 12 percent. The only debt I have is $20,000 on a home equity line of credit, and my home is worth $500,000. Should I pay off the home equity loan using funds from my IRA? Full Story
Appraisal review board sets hearings
CAMERON—The Appraisal Review Board (ARB) will begin formal hearings of all property owners that filed an appeal of the 2013 Notice of Appraised Value. Protestors will be mailed a Notice of Hearing stating date, time and location of the hearing 15 days prior to their scheduled date. Full Story